Brawl rant: I had just finished Subspace Emissary. [Very tiny bit of spoiling]

On the first month anniversary of GameFront, we have a new contributor, k0sm0s! He has even spent his May Day writing his first post, while I was snoozing on bed because of too much karting last night. We’ll formally introduce everyone soon. 😀

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The story has reached it’s climax. All the characters are there. I’m expecting a big boss showdown. Suddenly it became one of the boring final stages I’ve ever had experienced in a final stage. A 2-3 hour running through boring stages and destroying 40+ bosses. I can’t imagine how much longer it would take if I actually turned on Normal difficulty (I was on easy).

It was so anti-climax. Now I understood why reviews all mentioned that SSE sucks. I’m playing SSE for the sake of just trying to complete the game, get that achievement fulfilled. The storyline is so random it’s hilarious. The villians turning into allies really doesn’t make much sense. But well I wouldn’t really expect much. I expected to use Sonic more, but well….

To me, Brawl is really kind of dead. Not only is it difficult to arrange a match, the going-about of arranging a match is a deterrent itself. I’ve become lazy of adding friendcodes, and no one’s even online now, I still can’t connect to randoms despite hearing everyone being more successful nowadays. I don’t have much people to enjoy 4 player offline yet, (thanks nintendo for your expensive controllers) computer vs fights has a limit of enjoyment, in fact the most fun thing I’m getting out of Brawl is it’s Masterpiece section, and perhaps the stage editor.

The Masterpiece section is a neat idea. An icing to the cake. It’s very insignificant due to it’s timings, but it served it’s purpose well. I ran through Super Mario World several times, challenging myself how far I could get with that 2 minute time limit. I managed to complete 2 stages and halfway through the 3rd one. (I used to play mario world like mad when I was young). Then I also had fun with Mario Bros 1 min challenge. I finally managed to see what Starfox and Ocarina of Time is all about. (Too bad it looks kind of dated to me).

BUT, who actually thought that 40 seconds of F-Zero is a nice idea. You can only do 2 laps, not even a complete race! 30 seconds Donkey Kong is difficult. And not to mention, MY FAVOURITE EARTHBOUND IS GONE FROM THE MASTERPIECE SECTION! It is released in America. It has NO reason for excluded due to language reasons. And it’s GONE. Does Nintendo really enjoy screwing us Earthbound fans, I even imported Mother 3 and am halfway through the game despite language barriers.

Anyways, yea, I enjoyed the Masterpiece section.

Till now, my roster’s toon link,Wolf, and Jigglypuff are locked. Well now I’ve completed SSE I can finally get to unlocking them easier.

Anyway, it’s kinda sad that when Brawl’s crucial online component is broken, it’s broken forever. Just like Miyamoto once said, a bad game will forever remain a bad game. Thus he will rather delay than release early to please people. True, but times have changed. Nintendo hates patching. A game should be released debugged, polished to it’s final state. We do not patch with cartridges. We do not patch with CD-Roms because they are Read-Only. Only Nintendo DS had a patch for a Pokemon bug (allowing you to catch an exclusive pokemon), and they are able to because DS uses flash memory and there are DS download stations. I’m still surprised they actually bothered to patch it.

But that’s not the case with 360 and PS3 and PCs. People can afford to release unpolished things and utilise patches to fix them. Brawl could have been fixed if the Wii had a hard drive. Activision wouldn’t need to recall discs because of the Mono Sound issue. For Nintendo, your release timing is crucial. You have to make sure your game is up to state before releasing. Yet, if you missed out something during debugging, especially a very crucial bug for brawl, it’s broken forever.

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